TSO Hits The Road, & Stoney Finds Out What's In Store From TSO's Drummer Jeff Plate

Trans Siberian Orchestra at The Well December 7th for 2 Shows!

November 12, 2018

•  Jeff is TSO’s drummer and an original member dating back to the Savatage days.

•  2018 marks the 20th Anniversary of Trans-Siberian Orchestra ON TOUR.  Since that time they have performed 2,000+ shows.

•  This holiday season TSO will be perform 106 concerts in 65 cities.  The tour is presented nationally by The Hallmark Channel.

•  TSO’s 2018 Winter Tour will find them performing “THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS EVE” ROCK OPERA which is based

on the group’s multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser.

•  This year’s tour will feature new production, new songs and a new take on what's become a tradition for so many people nationwide

•  The show will include enduring fan favorites such as "Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24," "O’ Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Christmas Canon," "Music Box Blues," "Promises To Keep," and "This Christmas Day” among others.

•  “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” follows the journey of a young runaway who, on Christmas Eve, breaks into an abandoned

vaudeville theater seeking shelter from the cold, and the ghostly visions she experiences from that concert hall’s past.

•  To celebrate the tour's big year, TSO and Rhino Entertainment will release a new 20th-anniversary edition of their 1998 album "The       Christmas Attic," available on CD and digitally Sept. 28, and vinyl on Nov. 23.  The new edition of the album features “Christmas Jam (Live),” a bonus track previously unreleased on CD and vinyl.

•  As they have in the past, TSO will donate  $1 - $2 from every ticket sold to charity.  To date, they have distributed MORETHAN 15 MILLION DOLLARS to worthy charities throughout North America.

•  TSO’s CD releases also include: “Dreams Of Fireflies (On A Christmas Night)” (EP/’12), "Night Castle” (’09), The Lost

Christmas Eve(’04), “Beethoven's Last Night” (’00), "The Christmas Attic” (’98), Christmas Eve & Other Stories" (’96)

•  TSO’s live show has been called a mix of The Who’s “Tommy” & Andrew Lloyd Weber with Pink Floyd’s lights.

•  TSO has performed live to nearly 15 MILLION fans since their first tour in 1999.

•  TSO has sold more than 12 MILLION CD’s to date.

•  In 2015 TSO released the non-holiday CD, “Letters From The Labyrinth”.  The group’s first full length release since “Night

Castle” (2009).

•  On 12/31/13 TSO performed in front of 2 MILLION people at midnight in Berlin at the Bradenburg Gate.  Wilkommen 2014 is an annual TV show on the German TV channel ZDF.  The performance was viewed by a television audience of more than 8 MILLION people and is reported to be “The biggest New Years Eve crowd in the world!”.

•  TSO’s NATIONAL television appearances include Good Morning America, Regis & Kelly, Rosie O’Donnell, The Today Show, CNN, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and many more…

•  Trans-Siberian Orchestra was established in 1996 by producer/writer/guitarist Paul O'Neill

•  TSO’s “Wizards in Winter” was featured in a nationwide Miller Lite commercial in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

•   TSO’s music has been featured in films such as “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” and “Little Vampires.”

•  "Christmas Eve And Other Stories" includes the seasonal classic - "Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24".

•  "Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24" was inspired by the true story of a cellist who refused to be intimidated by gunfire in his native city of Sarajevo. His playing outdoors amidst the shelling represented a defiance of violence.